The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Fellows Program exposes Maryland’s college students to careers in the state sector within Maryland’s integrative transportation system.  Fellows of all majors are placed in full-time assignments in one of MDOT’s units, mentored by senior-level administrators.

With the knowledge gained at their placements, and through seminars, trips, and networking, fellows research and create a proposal to solve a transportation challenge.  The program is administered by the Shriver Center in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of Transportation.

Fellows are paid a stipend of $3,500 for their participation in the program

The fellowship has 4 components:


Fellows are placed in an MDOT office and perform substantive work,  full-time for 9 weeks under the mentorship of a senior-level professional


Fellows attend an orientation and weekly seminars to strengthen their understanding of the functions of Maryland Department of Transportation and state government and participate in reflection activities


Fellows attend meetings, events, field trips, and networking opportunities to connect with Maryland’s leaders


Fellows put their knowledge and skills into practice, researching and proposing a solution to a transportation challenge.

Eligibility criteria for fellows
  • Rising Junior or Senior in the summer of participation
  • Attending a Maryland institution OR a current Maryland resident attending an out-of-state institution
  • GPA 2.7 or above
  • Available May 30, 2023 – August 4, 2023
2023 Important Dates:
  • December 1 (2022) – Applications Live
  • February 1 – Priority Application Deadline
  • March 1- Application Deadline
  • May 30 – Program Begins
  • August 11 – Program Ends

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